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The crew says goodbye to Joel Robinson when a misunderstanding leads to Gypsy plotting his escape with the help of temp worker Mike Nelson. The movie is Mitchell, starring Joe Don Baker as the stereotypical maverick cop.
Joel and the 'bots watch yet another Sandy Frank movie, this time an Japanese TV ripoff of Planet Of The Apes. They do their own version of Inherit The Wind and present the latest in ape fashion while Frank grows big babies.
Movie Plot: Aliens from the Moon battle the Earth.
Host Segment I: The crew does a skit about the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.
Gamera helps two boys who sneak onto a spaceship get back to Earth. Also, the crew sings their version of the Gamera theme song and Michael Feinstein visits Deep 13.
The crew endures more Sandy Frank as they see a movie taken from a Japanese TV series. Listen for the 'Forklift Song.'
The crew watches the first of the Gamera movies. Joel presents an endless salad bar container while Frank has problems with his bird cage vacuum. Tom also sings his famous song, 'Tibby, Oh Tibby.'
While watching a movie about a space trip to Jupiter, the crew fends of the attacks of a black Crow, which the real Crow names 'Timmy.' The Mads invent a huge checkbook for the huge checks at sporting events, but Frank uses a couple without telling Dr. Forrester.
While watching the first of the four Russo-Finnish movies, Joel and the 'bots invent snacks for martial artists, Dr F. uses Frank's 401K to fund the Unhappy Meal, the crew tries to figure out what a Sampo is and Gypsy presents a one woman show.
The crew gets bored on a rainy day, so they play poker before watching a movie about a teen caveman rebel. We find out new epicacs and find out what happens when animals turn on the hunters. Also, the Mads turn on each other and make up.
The crew watches the last Hercules movie while they and the Mads present baby-themed inventions. Gypsy tries to riff with the 'bots but only lasts a few minutes.
The crew watch a beach movie while Tom falls in love with the 'creepy girl' and Joel tries to explain the '60's. Little Richard is among the musical guests.
Yet another movie set after the apocalypse, but with teens. The crew present Mr. Meat-And-Potato Head while Morrissey visits Deep 13 and depresses everyone.
The crew watches yet another movie about an alien life form. The Mads present Tragic Moments figurines and the crew makes a kit to impersonate Jack Palance.
The crew watch a giant spider terrorize a small town while Crow writes a screenplay called Earth vs. Soup. The Mads steal Joel's invention again, this time a phone made of cheese. Joel and the bots also try to start a band called Spydor but are interrupted by an intergalactic janitor.moreless
The SOL crew engage in a gag weapon war with the Mads as they watch a failed TV pilot about an astronaut held captive on an Earth-like planet.
While watching the sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man, where Glen Manning goes on another rampage, Joel and the bots also encounter the spirit of music and wonder where it is male or female. The invention exchanges involve taking weapons of war and making them into ways to feed breakfast, while new ways to name 'Mexican' food are revealed and Glen visits the SOL again.moreless
The SOL crew dives into the beatnik culture and hike their pants up to their chest with Daddy-O. They also endure an alphabet short, go drag racing and discover the value of a spit-take. Along with the Mads, they also have inventions for the Miracle Growth Baby.
Season Four begins with a Oscar-winning movie getting the treatment. Also, the crew's invention is found to be illegal while Joel tries to get the 'bots to be 'all for one and one for all' but fails.
The crew watches a movie about a giant scorpion that threatens Mexico, while creating their own puppet show. Meanwhile, the Mads suffer severe mutations.
The crew watches a post-apocalyptic movie while taking in what turns out to be the final Commando Cody short. They also bring out a monster truck pipe.
Gamera returns to fight another monster, this time a flying one with a triangluar head. Also, the bots try to do the Gamera-damerung, but it never gets anywhere.
While watching another sword and sorcery epic, Crow professes his love for Estelle Winwood, Joel sells Basil Rath-bones for dogs, and Dr. Forrester invents biohazard pillows for the home that make Frank sick.
The crew watches a horror movie where a medical student has to steal a ring off a corpse as part of a fraternity hazing as well as part 3 of The Phantom Creeps serial. The inventions have a medical theme including Frank in a real-life game of Operation, while the Old School for Old Students is introduced.moreless
The crew watches the last Gamera movie as the mutant turtle fights a sea creature from another planet. Joel and the 'bots celebrate by having a root beer keg party(with Tom as the party keg), make dioramas of their favorite scenes, and make a model of Gamera's insides.
Tom gets a new voice and Dr. Forrester gets a new sidekick, but the crew still has to watch the same old bad movies. This one features Lloyd Bridges and Hugh O'Brien as they try to get the moon.
Gamera returns from space to fight the monster Baurgon in the second movie of the famed series. Also, the 'bots have a computer interface war and play elderly Midwestern women eating at TGI Tokyo.
The crew watches another late 60's space film while presenting games of the future.
While watching a Lassie movie, Tom gets gold fever and tries to melt Crow, Frank gets his heart attached to generators, and a short on body care leads to a debate.
Movie Plot: The Killer Shrews Some scientists on an island accidentally create giant poisonous shrews.
Also riffed was the short: Junior Rodeo Daredevils.
Intro: Joel gives gifts to the 'bots. Gyspy receives a Love's Baby Soft Bath Kit. Tom gets a dragster with a tape deck. Crow recieves a pair of dress slacks, which he is not enthusiastic about.
Segment One: Tom tries to comfort Crow, but he drives off in his car. The Mads have a missle ready to split the Earth in two, but they don't have much to gain from using it. Joel invents Jim Henson's Edgar Winter Babies.
Segment Two: Joel tries to impersonate Will Rogers. He has Crow dress up like a steer and Tom as a cactus; however he gets too much into it and ties up Crow.
Segment Three: Servo and Crow create a Killer Shrews board game. No one moves. They break down and Joel comforts them.
Segment Four: Joel and The Mads try a drink that Servo and Crow came up called the Killer Shrew. It makes Joel collapse and Frank go crazy.
Segment Five: The 'bots dress up as killer shrews and attack Joel as he reads a viewer's letter. Frank has drank too much Killer Shrew and Dr. Forrester gives him an ipecac.
Stinger: Dr. Craigis tries to explain the experiment to Thorne.
The crew watches a Cold War 'epic' about a US spy dropped into the USSR to try to prevent nuclear war. He fails and the Russkies bomb Manhattan. The Mads turn foosball into water polo, Tom gets a 'haircut' and Joel tries to explain the Cold War with children's puppets being targeted. Also watch for the very first end-of-show stinger and chapter 2 of The Phantom Creeps.moreless
The crew watches a movie about a mechanic who encounters a motorcycle gang. Joel presents a pet Slinky while the gang make up terminology for the new sport of sidehacking.
While watching a movie about youth exploited on a farm, Tom gets a magnetic tapeworm, Gypsy has Richard Basehart flashbacks, and the crew presents a pipe which squirts water on the matches.
A group of Viking women sail after their men when they don't return and wind up captured with them. Also, a short on home economics and Joel really gets into waffles.
The crew watches a Robert Lippert/Bert I. Gordon creation where astronauts find a planet like dinosaur-era Earth, and a safe driving short. Also, we get the Joey the Lemur song and a new show called The Emotional Scientist.
The crew watches a knockoff of the James Bond movies starring Sean Connery's brother Neil and several of the actors in the actual Bond movies. Frank tries to be Bavarian while Joel and the 'bots compare the careers of the Connery brothers.
Another biker movie, this time with a racer involved with bikers. The Deep 13 crew turn into bikers, the SOL crew presents cereal inspired by the movie, and the 'bots learn about biker culture.
The crew watches slime monsters invade Los Angeles while putting Commando Cody on trial for 'crimes against reality' after watching the sixth installment of the short.
The crew watches a movie about rescuing a missing heiress and the first installment of The Phantom Creeps. Also, they play hide-and-seek with the forces of the universe and sell exploding spiders they call Phantom Creeps.
Movie Plot: Astronauts battle one-eyed aliens at a space station.
Segment One: Joel explains the premise of the show, as well as introduces us to The Satellite of Love, as well as Crow and Beeper, two robots of his own design. He then presents to Earth an invention that allows people to turn their heads heads around in a 360º circle.
Segment Two: Joel introduces the world to Gypsum, a third robot that he had not yet shown to us. She faints upon learning that she's on television.
Segment Three: Joel discovers The Secret of Life, which is on 8-track.
The crew has to endure another Fugitive Alien movie while Tom is brought back from the dead and the Captain Joe action figure is created.
The crew has to endure rock climbing while watching Lost Continent while skewering 'white male reality' and encountering Hugh Beaumont as one of the horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The crew watches another biker movie while dealing with bad colds. Each of them also remembers other good times in flashbacks, which may or may not be caused by the cold medicine they take.
Mike Nelson debuts on the SOL with a movie about a doctor looking for a new body for the severed head of his fiancé. Tom and Crow are of much help, making fun of Mike after he reveals a secret about his childhood.
The crew watches a giant praying mantis attack the Arctic Circle, while Mike inadvertantly blows up Ape Earth.
While watching a scientist pursue the fountain of youth for his aged wife, the crew has to deal with a Nanite labor stoppage, while Pearl proves she is the Lawgiver and the apes let themselves go. Also, Tom and Crow try to get Mike's pineal juice and the SOL is infested with prairie dogs.moreless
The show debuts on the Sci-Fi Channel with the 'se-quel' to the cult classic Creature From The Black Lagoon. Crow can't remember Mike, the Earth in the year 2525 is ruled by apes(supposedly with the help of Mike's ancestors) and Pearl is their Lawgiver, and she blames Mike for her son going back to mad scientist-ing so she takes up his experiment.moreless
Frank is forced to fire himself, but with the inspiration of the SOL crew, he gets his job back. The crew watches a movie about a bunch of giant mutant teens terrorizing a town. Tommy Kirk, Beau Bridges and Ronny Howard star.
Mike and the 'bots see the story of a race of albinos living in a mountain at the top of the world, while the apes celebrate Lawgiver Daze...except for Bobo. Watch for ex-Vikings running back Robert Smith in a cameo at the end.
Another teen rebel movie starring Mamie Van Doren is on tap but the big news is the SOL becomes the first ever tethered satellite in the sixth season premiere.
Another spy movie is on the screen for the crew while Frank becomes a talent agent(for Mike, Tom and Torgo, but not Crow), the 'bots do 'This Is Your Life, Mike Nelson!' and Tom develops his own death ray--for peaceful purposes(until he zaps Crow because he just can't resist).
The crew watches the story of a Finnish hero who fights off invaders and perfoms a satirical politcal revue. The Mads entertain their female neighbors from Deep 12 and the movie's hero stops by as well.
The British version of a Godzilla film is presented by Leonard Maltin.
While watching a movie about greedy developers trying to force people to 'Leave the Bronx,' Crow repeatedly sets fires on the SOL, Dr. Forrester puts his mother in a home, and a new character comes in to try and help ratings.
Kathy Ireland stars as a nerdy girl who blossoms after rescuing her father from Atlantis. This causes the crew to sing about her, to try and figure out her emotions and think about other models. The Mads invent the donor organ vending machine and Mike invents Fridge Udders for milk, which makes the 'bots go fridge tipping.moreless
Another TV pilot movie is on tap while the Mads play construction worker, the 'bots have a political debate that's anything but, and Mike's Urkel impression pleases almost everybody.
While watching a medieval hero try to keep a kingdom out of the hands of an evil ruler, the 'bots make their own Ren fest which pleases Mike no end. Meanwhile, Dr. Forrester has to deal with his mother being sick, while the crew pulls a prank on him and Crow reads a steamy romance novel to Pearl.moreless
The last experiment of the season is about trying to save Earth from lunar beings angry that man landed on the moon. Also seen is a short about GM cars featuring Nuveena, the woman of the future. She comes to take Mike back to her world, but when she turns the 'bots into appliances, he has second thoughts.moreless
Mike and the 'bots endure a short about auto safety around train crossings and a movie featuring RADAR! The Mads use Hypno Helio Static Stasis on the movie, but the crew has just the antidote. Also, Mike tries to escape using Crow's underwear and Gypsy's bra, Tom turns into a state trooper, and we see the Quinn Martin nature preserve.moreless
The crew watches another time travel movie while turning into 'big, buttery slabs of Fabio!' They also sing the song 'Tubular Boobular Joy' and read from Jack Palance's autobiography.
The crew watches Invasion USA(no, not that one) while Crow is experimented on and gives his seminar on the two Lois Lanes. Tom is deeply affected by the movie while an A-bomb visits the SOL drunk and depressed.